What I imagine this sitter said to the artist: "I really want a portrait with some boobs in it, but I can't find any girls to pose with me. Feel free to take creative license."
Portrait of George Booth, 1748-1750, Att. to William Derring, Colonial Williamsburg
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, 1775: the Williamsburg Volunteer Company, headed by Capt. James Innes, publicly pledged to fight for Virginia:
“Resolved, that every member in this company oblige themselves, by the ties of honour and duty to their country, to march, on the smallest warning, to any part of the continent, where the general cause of American liberty may demand their attendance, provided that they do not by such a step leave their own country in a defenceless state.”
The company, which included a number of students from @william_and_mary, was one of many militias to organize in Virginia at the outset of the Revolution.
Colonial Williamsburg thanks all the men and women who have stepped up like the Williamsburg Volunteer Company to defend our nation. We're proud to offer free admission to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen, and their immediate dependents over Memorial Day weekend, May 25 – 28.
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The key here is to cut away from the bottom of the groove so as to not deepen it. This gouge pass will create the finial shape of the rope strand. The cut goes from the bottom of the groove up to the high center line but without removing it!
I find it faster to not use a v chisel for this type of work. This method allows me to always be cutting with the grain. I rest the side edge of my gouge along the groove line and let it ride it like a rip fence. The first step is just to establish the bottom groove of each rope strand. As you can see, this goes pretty quickly!
After all three strand lines are cut, I put the point of my compass, set to half the width of a strand, and let it ride in each groove to mark the high point on each strand. This line will not be removed until the end of the carving process.